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:D Anyone know how the measurement of G's converts into 0-60 as an example? I am asking cause I rode on the "Curse of the Mummy" ride at Universal and they state at one point you go 1.5g! I can tell you this! It sure felt like you were taking off in a rocket! What a ride! :!: :D
 

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Most likely they were referring to G-force felt while going around a curve. It is calculated by taking the square your velocity divided by the radius of the curve, (V)2/R. This angular acceleration is what you feel when taking a corner in a moving vehicle, commonly referred to as centrifigual force (proper term is centripital).

If indeed it is linear acceleration similar to a jet being catapulted off of an aircraft carrier, at a constant acceleration of 1.5 G (1 G equals 32.19 ft/s2) from complete stop, it'll take 1.83 seconds to reach 60MPH (or 88 ft/s)
 

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:eek: Wow! Thanks for the quick reply! Are you an engineer or something? I can tell you it was one heck of a ride! Thanks again! Bob
 
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